New Rules of Web Design

Jeff WisniewskiUniversity of PittsburghSimplicity RulesEveryone wants to be like Google.  But Google is a single purpose site.  Library websites differ because they serve multiple functions.  Content is king, but design matters alot.  Novice users judge in the blink of an eye, and may only judge based on how your site looked.  With an increase in... Continue Reading →

CIL 2007: Learning Objects and Gaming

Learning Objects Shiu Liu Colorado State University A learning object is an online tool that includes a learning objective, a learning process, and assessment of learning, providing an interactive experience, to help learners digest as specifice piece of knowledge, or master how to complete a specific task. Learning objects are Digital Individual INteractive Reusable Learning... Continue Reading →

Computers in Libraries presentation slides

I'd like to give a hearty thanks to the Computers in Libraries conference organizers for giving me the opportunity to speak again this year. I had a blast talking, and I really enjoyed the hallway conversations that I had with many in attendance. My slides for my presentations are posted below. Should you have any... Continue Reading →

CIL 2007: Millennials & the Library

Marshal BreedingCharacteristics Multi-taskinglike to collaborateInnate ability for TechnologyNew librarians are a part of the millennial generationShaping collections for millennial userscontent needs to be digital/immediatediscovery---more like the webaccess---anytime, anywhereMarshal says that satisfying the needs of millennials  does not conflict with the needs of users from previous generations.  ***However, from our standpoint, facilities renovations that cater to... Continue Reading →

CIL 2007: Mobile Search

Transcoders such as Squeezit, can transcode a page into a optimized version for a mobile device.Application versus BrowserYahoo One Search used to be an app only, that was downloaded to a handheldNow Yahoo Search is a browser Gary Price is showing some searches on his Treo.He's using PDA Reach from June Fabric to show whatever... Continue Reading →

Crisis Averted

I did not blog the last session.  I looked into my briefcase to find my power cord for my laptop, and it was missing.  In a fitful sweat, I ran upstairs to see if the cord and was in my room.  Fortunately it was, as I had apparently taken it out when trying to lighten... Continue Reading →

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